Keck School of Medicine of USC


Study: A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain

January 30th, 2017|

Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals.


2016 Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Annual Report

January 6th, 2017|

The Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute has released its 2016 annual report. Click here to read the report.

Keck faculty among the world’s most influential researchers

December 16th, 2016|

Sir Isaac Newton once referred to the process of discovery as “standing on the shoulders of giants,” meaning that revolutionary science and innovation is built on the

Zlokovic receives nearly $25 million to study Alzheimer’s disease

October 21st, 2016|

Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, a pioneer of the theory that fixing the brain’s leaky blood vessels will prevent Alzheimer’s disease, has received four grants totaling up to

Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability

August 22nd, 2016|

A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice.

Permanent brain

Study: Flu-like symptoms in pregnant woman could affect baby

June 22nd, 2016|

Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault — even a mild one — have increased risk of brain and central

Symposium examines state of Alzheimer’s disease research

June 3rd, 2016|

Several of the world’s foremost neurology and neuroscience experts gathered recently to discuss the state of Alzheimer’s disease research at the third annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer

ZNI hosted the 3rd Annual international Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders

May 4th, 2016|

The third annual Zilkha Symposium on April 15, 2015 brought together scientists from the United States and Europe to discuss the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzforum, a

USC announces six honorary degree recipients for 2016 commencement

May 2nd, 2016|

USC will recognize six honorary degree candidates for their contributions to the community as civic, academic and arts leaders as part of USC’s 133rd commencement ceremony at

Opera singers come to campus for Visions and Voices event

April 26th, 2016|

Attendees were treated to several operatic performances and a discussion about the ways music affects the mind during “Music and Medicine: Experiments and Explorations,” a Visions and